To a large table-spoonful of flax-seed allow a tumbler and a half of cold water. Boil them together till the liquid becomes very sticky. Then strain it hot over a quarter of a pound of pulverized sugar candy, and an ounce of pulverized gum arabic. Stir it till quite dissolved, and squeeze into it the juice of a lemon.
This mixture has frequently been found an efficacious remedy for a cold; taking a wine-glass of it as often as the cough is troublesome.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: candy, cold, colds, cough, coughs, flax, flax seed, flaxseed, gum arabic, lemon, lemon juice, leslie, sugar, sugar candy | Comment (0)
Bruise a tumbler of flaxseed, three ounces of liquorice, two ounces of loaf sugar, two of strained honey. Pour to these a quart of water; boil until reduced half. Give frequently. Hog’s lard and molasses in equal quantities with a little laudanum is also good.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cough, flax, flax seed, flaxseed, hill, hog's lard, honey, lard, laudanum, licorice, liquorice, loaf-sugar, molasses, sugar, whooping cough | Comment (0)
Take of boneset, slippery elm, flax seed and stick liquorice two ounces each, one pint molasses, half pound brown sugar. Simmer the herbs in water (about three pints), until the strength is extracted, add the sugar and molasses, strain and boil to the consistency of cream. A teaspoon every two hours.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: boneset, brown sugar, cough, cream, flax, flax seed, flaxseed, kansas, licorice, liquorice, molasses, slippery elm, throat | Comment (0)
If the throat becomes badly swollen and very painful, apply a poultice of flaxseed upon which you have poured a little warm lard and laudanum.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, flax, flax seed, flaxseed, lard, laudanum, poultice, swollen, throat, tonsilitis, tonsils | Comment (0)
One ounce flax seed, one ounce slippery elm, one ounce boneset, one ounce stick liquorice, one and one-half pounds loaf sugar, one pint Orleans molasses. Put first three ingredients in thin muslin bag, and boil one hour in sufficient water to cover well. Dissolve the liquorice in one pint of water; then boil all together a few moments.
DOSE.– One teaspoonful every hour or two, as the case may require.
Source: Recipes Tried and True, Ladies’ Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Marion, OhioFiled under Remedy | Tags: boneset, flax, flax seed, licorice, liquorice, molasses, slippery elm, sugar, syrup, whooping cough | Comment (0)